James Franco knows 'The Game'
By Adnan Tezer Jan 9, 2012, 19:59 GMT
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James Franco is in talks to star in MGM's adaptation of Neil Strauss' best-selling book about picking up women "The Game."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris and Paul Weitz are producing.
Brian Koppelman and David Levien are writing and directing.
Koppelman and Levien directed the acclaimed 2009 Michael Douglas drama "Solitary Man."
In the book Strauss spends two years living among men who trade the most devastatingly effective techniques ever invented to charm women.
On his journey from AFC (average frustrated chump) to PUA (pick-up artist) to PUG (pick-up guru), Strauss not only shares scores of original seduction techniques but also has unforgettable encounters with the likes of Tom Cruise, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Heidi Fleiss and Courtney Love.
Franco would star as Mystery, the man who teaches Strauss the tricks of the pick-up trade.
Franco was last seen in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."